Glasson on fire at Nugget
THE 2007 Golden Nugget winner, Steve Glasson has all but assured himself of a place in tomorrow's semi-finals after making it three wins from three games after day two of the tournament at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club.
Former Tweed bowler, Glasson, who dented defending champion, Kelvin Kerkow's hopes on the opening day, showed great form to beat Hec Beswick 25-18 in their morning round-two clash, but had a real fight on his hands in the afternoon match against Victorian Todd Simmons.
In a gripping round three encounter, the match was locked at 24-all, with the crowd on the edge of their seats.
Simmons played his last only to remove one bowl to give Glasson a narrow 25-24 win.
In a day of redemption for Kerkow, the South Tweed Sports champion came back to win both matches, disposing of Simmons in the morning 25-16 and then notching his second win in the afternoon against Sean Baker 25-12.
Kerkow now sits in third spot behind Glasson and Victorian Lee Schraner and is well in the hunt with all semi-final berths still up for grabs.
In the women's draw, New Zealander Jo Edwards looks to have secured a semi-final berth after two more wins yesterday to give her a perfect start, three wins form three rounds.
Yesterday she defeated Therese Hastings 25-10 and then Yvonne Lovelock 25-7, while local hope Lyn Cuthbertson is still in the mix for the semis, losing her round two match against Rebecca Quail 25-22 before bouncing back in the afternoon to down Robyn Thomassen 25-21.
Today will see rounds four and five contested, with the morning round starting at 9.30am and the afternoon round at 1.30pm.
The best two bowlers from each section will then progress to the semi-finals tomorrow morning, with the finals in the afternoon.